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I picked up a old Craftsman jointer/disc sander combo at a garage sale awhile back mainly because I got a good deal on it.
The disc sander was only a 9" & needed some parts, So I just sold it for parts.

The jointer is just called a Craftsman 40, actual part# is 103.20680
It's got to be one of the heaviest little 4" jointers I've seen, Probably weighs around 75lbs. by it's self !

It was already in pretty good shape when I got it, But I still tore it down & cleaned everything up and repainted it. I also replaced the bearings & got new knives for it.

It was originally powered by a 1/2HP. motor which seemed to bog-down pretty easy!
Being I have a 3 phase converter and I had a extra 1HP 3PH motor on hand, That fixed the bogging down problem.:grin:

I built a stand for the jointer out of some old industrial pallets that had 3" X 3" main runners. I also used some leftover oak flooring for the top & lower shelf which added some extra strength & weight. The stand along probably weighs another 75lbs. making the overall total weight probably over 200lbs.

Doug
 

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That looks like it came from the era when Sears sold some pretty good quality tools.
 

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Congrats on this project.
Thanks!

I appears you have a knack for repairing the older machines.
I don't know if it's really a knack or not?
But it probably goes back to my childhood where I was always taking things apart!
Somewhere along the line, I finally figured out how to put it back together. :grin:

Doug
 

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Vintage!! 1960's, 1970's Wow, I guess by those standards I'm ancient. My kids think so. :)

Seriously, beautiful rebuild. You really have talent and the knack Doug.
 

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Someone posted an ad by Sears from the 30s or 40s and back then they were selling tools made by companies like Delta, Rockwell, Williams and Hussey, and Belsaw. I think it was in the 70s they decided to start selling cheap crap.
 

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103.xxx is King Seeley. They later sold the manufacturing to Emerson Electric and it became 113.xxx. at Sears. I have one of their 103.xxx 4" jointers on a Craftsman pedestal. I is a different model from yours, without the fancy side panel. I upped the motor, too.

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